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Barnes & Noble Bookstore Mini Maker Faire

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tommy Phillips Nov 6, 2015. 1 Reply

Barnes & Noble Bookstores all around the country are having a Mini Maker Faire in their stores this Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nov 6 thru 8.  They have one hour presentations by any hobby group…Continue

String Size Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted Mar 13, 2015. 4 Replies

I just built a 21 inch SL Octave Mandolin (GDAE, 1 octave below a Mandolin) and I found the…Continue

Sacramento Area CBG Git-Together

Started Jul 6, 2013 0 Replies

We have scheduled the CBG meeting at the Strum Shop in Roseville, CA on Sunday, July 21st, from 1 to 4pm.We will have a guest speaker,  Rand Moore from China, so review his page on CBN prior to the…Continue

Sacramento CBG Get-together

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Roberts Jan 9, 2013. 1 Reply

The plans for the 2nd ever Sacramento Area CBG Get-together are coming together.We will have a show & tell for you to showoff your new CBG or CBU.Tommy Young (washtub bass) will give a class on…Continue

 

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"They look good to me, especially the top one.  I think that for volume at least, big is generally better."
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Is Bigger Better? I have built 6 cat bowl ukes,3 and 4 string gits with rod piezo pre-amps, but this is my 1st dog bowl and it is the best sounding of them all.
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"OOOOOW Rob, you are bad!"
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"It looks like you beat on that can lid a lot to get it to pucker up like that."
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Mountain Dew bass guitar

"Nice Job Scott"
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"I love the sound of a steel string uke.....great build and playing!"
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"Hi all of you in the Sacramento Area Cigar Box Guitar Workshop. We are scheduled to have our next meeting at Watermelon Music in Davis on Saturday May 25th at 1pm. They have a separate performance area with a stage called "The Melon Ball"…"
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"Sorry....The meeting was on the 16th, in my garage on the first 70 degree day of the year....We are working on setting up the next meeting in May."
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At 12:45am on September 30, 2015, Large Brad said…

Will,

I'm new around here but am planning on being at the Sierra College fair gig this Saturday with my 2nd cbg.  This stuff is a blast.  Is anyone bringing an amp?

Large Brad

At 3:15pm on May 26, 2015, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thank you Will.Nope it's a three string reso using uke parts

At 1:55pm on May 8, 2015, gary sheldon said…

I spent the morning fooling with the reso.  Got it sounding a little louder now.  The bridge I had was cut away in the middle and I decided that is exactly where the pressure should me max.  So I replaced it with a solid one.  I also temporarily clamped a wood block across the strings just behind the back of the reso to increase the bridge break angle.  It didn't seem to make any difference in volume.   

At 6:16pm on April 11, 2015, gary sheldon said…

Hi Will,

  I found a cat bowl today.  Do you use the one with the little cat paw imprints?  And the rubber o ring around the base? I really liked the sound of your cat bowl uke.

Today I put the final touches on my 3 tall ship ukes.  

Also, just finishing up 2 dance shoe cases.  These are fancy boxes to carry one's dance shoes in when traveling to a dance venue.

Do you ever build your own boxes?

I may get up there next week.

Enjoy the weekend. 

At 11:51am on April 3, 2015, gary sheldon said…

Hey Will,

  I have been thinking about your uke neck joint.  I think it is much simpler and better than mine.

However, I don't have the technology to cut off the neck with a perfectly square cut.  That is my first problem.  I thought of a couple solutions.  The first is to build a mitre box and make it very tight and accurate.  I could even shim up the end of the neck while cutting to get a tiny amount of neck drop, if I wanted.  The second would be to use the compound mitre saw at the tall ship whenever I want to make that cut.  It is only a mile away and the saw is excellent with good sharp blade, etc.  I could put a spacer behind the neck so the headstock would not interfere with the alignment in the saw.  

The next problem would be drilling that hole for the hanger bolt perfectly straight.  I see you have a tool for that.  Maybe there is something like that around the tall ship tent.  

Do you put any neck drop on your ukes?  Do you think it is useful/necessary?  I put a slight amount in and lose about half of it when I string it up.

Have a good weekend. 

At 4:07pm on March 30, 2015, Ronald Whitford said…

My plan is to go but we may have company from Ireland in NY at that time.  Otherwise I should be there.  I'll be in San Jose the first week in May.

At 3:42am on May 24, 2014, Skinny Gumbo said…

Thanks for the comment.  My father in law actually gave me the spittoon as a joke.  When he found out I started building he thought he would be funny.  He dropped it off one day and said "lets see you do something with this"  smiled and walked off.  2 weeks later I showed up with the finished product and he was literately speechless.  Made me smile.

At 7:28pm on January 8, 2014, Greg Roberts said…

I could do a presentation. What are you looking for? Just let me know and I will come up with something fun

At 12:30pm on November 25, 2013, J.Rob said…

bottom 4 of standard pack of guitar srings

 just like taking off top e a  strings a guitar.

xxdgbe

tuned

dgbd open g banjo tuning - love this tuning you can play banjo chords or slide or Kieth Richard chords

you can tune it back to dgbe and play baritone ukelele chords

my video for along the watch tower is baritone tuning.

The Stealers Wheel song is in key of d

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/group/greasy-s-easy-chords/forum

check out this discussion by Grease Stains

At 2:18pm on January 22, 2013, BrianQ. said…

BrianQ. here, sorry I missed yer get together!

I had an unexpected death in da family :(

 
 
 

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